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Australia can transition from being the highest coal-based polluter per capita

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Australia still has the dubious record of the highest levels of greenhouse gas pollution from coal/person - more than any other developed country - according the Ember report for 2021.

This, despite our emissions from coal having fallen to 4.04 tonnes of CO2 for each person from a previous level of 5.34, for 2015-2020.

BUT the single biggest action we can take to tackle the climate crisis, is to rapidly transition away from antiquated coal power.

The second-placed country was South Korea, with 3.18 tonnes a year, followed by China (3.06), South Africa (2.68) and the United States (2.23). 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/20/australias-greenhouse-pollution-from-coal-higher-per-person-than-any-other-developed-country-data-shows

https://www.buzzsprout.com/991558/10301525

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Lynn Wood @ 2022.05.21 5:31 AM

This article that almost a third of the ASX 300’s value is at risk in a carbon-constrained world, with new rules expected about disclosure, reinforces the importance of transitioning from fossil fuels.

http://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/480b-of-asx-300-value-on-the-line-as-carbon-challenge-mounts-20220519-p5an0g?btis



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